British Barn Finds

2+2 = Affordable? 1970 Jaguar E-Type Stored 30+ Years

As usual when finding an “affordable” E-Type Jaguar, this is a 2+2 automatic. To be honest, these have started to look better to me, though, especially the 6-cylinder models. One XJS is enough to keep me… more»

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Returning To Earth: 1960 Triumph TR3 Project

Little cars with removable tops have long been popular here in the United States and ironically most of the vehicles that fit the bill are imported from other countries. Despite having questionable track records of reliability,… more»

For the Resourceful Cat: 1967 Jaguar 3.8S Two-for-One

These days, there’s almost no such thing as a truly independent automaker anymore, so it’s hard to remember how resourceful small automakers once had to be. Case in point: the Jaguar S-Type. With its bread-and-butter Mark… more»

Multi-Colored: 1954 Nash Metropolitan Convertible

There’s something about tiny cars that almost everyone loves. It seems like they always have more personality! Besides, what could be more fun than owning a car made by a company that also made refrigerators? Although… more»

16K Miles From New: 1989 Jaguar XJS Coupe

Jaguar’s iconic XJS coupe is one of the prettiest shapes to ever grace our shores, but high cost of ownership and frequent neglect have banished these cats into used car lot hell and self-service parts yards…. more»

Do You Believe In Miracles? 1973 Triumph Spitfire

Every once in a while, something miraculous happens.  These events are often so hard to believe and rare that people feel that the hand of God must have been present for the act to occur.  Well,… more»

Stored For 20 Years: 1970 Triumph TR6

This 1970 Triumph TR6 is represented as “nearly mint” and “never been redone,” which certainly implies originality. Some might disagree with that assessment, although the car certainly seems “nice”. It’s listed for sale here on eBay after having… more»

Solid and Stylish: 1963 Daimler SP250 Dart

Easily one of the most uncommonly seen sports cars, the Daimler SP250 Dart was a unique and even “high tech” sports car with its fiberglass body and small Hemi V8. Pampered by the current owner since… more»

1 Of 13 Built! 1966 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow

Purportedly built for a renowned English Skyscraper Builder, then driven by an Oklahoma Oil Tycoon, then stored for 34 years, this 1966 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow Coupe, offered here on eBay from Texas, is said to… more»

Hold That Tiger: 1966 Sunbeam Tiger

In discussing with a professor why the British had such a hard time waging war in North America during the 1700s, he remarked that they didn’t understand the distances.  Everything in England and Europe was fairly… more»

Two Worn Triumphs And A Rusty Benz!

Have you ever read an ad and just felt like whomever wrote it is a pretty interesting guy?  When I read this ad, I immediately felt that Kenny, the owner of these three lost souls, was… more»

Save My Life–Buy This Car! $0.99 No Reserve!

I’m writing this post in an effort to save my life. If you have read any of the posts I’ve written about sad and unloved British cars, you know that I have a weird affection (some… more»

Not Exactly Cover Model Material: 1967 Jaguar E-Type 2+2

One of my loonier personal projects involves indexing the collection of Road & Track magazines I inherited from my grandfather, which spans pretty much every issue from 1950 to today. As it happens, I recently finished 1966,… more»